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    I had my 5th chemo tx Fri of 6 and this was the worst ever. Does this happen to others? Some reason I thought it would be easier..not

    Asked by NJT on Tuesday, January 15, 2013

    I had my 5th chemo tx Fri of 6 and this was the worst ever.
    Does this happen to others? Some reason I thought it would be easier..not

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    • nancyjac's Avatar

      I think it probably varies from person to person, but mine was similar. My first 3 chemo cycles were almost identical in terms of side effects, when then hit, how long the lasted, how severe they were. Everything seemed to be just a little worse and a little longer starting with cycle 4. Some side effect tend to be cumulative so that could explain the difference.

      almost 5 years ago
    • gwendolyn's Avatar

      I'm sorry to say that it does get worse. With each of my regimens I didn't hit rock bottom until after the last dose. Each dose hits you while you're still down (blood counts are down, etc.) I would like to tell you differently, but I think you are looking for an honest answer.

      almost 5 years ago
    • BuckeyeShelby's Avatar

      They say that chemo is a cumulative effect. #5 was bad for me, but I attributed that to the fact that my. IV leaked. I'm a few days past #6, and it seems that my side effects are worse than usually. Neuropathy, frozen feet that aren't actually cold. Even a touch of nausea, which really hasn't bothered me. I'm looking forward to being past all the side effects. The best to you. Hope it doesn't get worse for you.

      almost 5 years ago
    • Cindy's Avatar

      Yes, my first 4 were fairly easy. The effects, however, were cumulative. My last two were the worst in term of fatigue, neuropathy, aches, and low white blood cell counts. With my first treatment I was able to bounce back after a week or less. With my last one, it was after about 2 or 2 1/2 weeks.

      almost 5 years ago
    • GypsyJule's Avatar

      I had my 6th and final round on Jan. 3, and like you, found that it was worse than the earlier ones. My recovery time was normally just 2 or 3 days, but this time it took me an entire week to feel back to something close to normal. I suppose everyone is different, but just remember to take it easy on yourself! Good luck!

      almost 5 years ago
    • SueRae1's Avatar

      Each infusion and each cycle are different. A few weeks back I developed flu like systems for the first time 24 hours after treatment. The next day I was fine.

      almost 5 years ago

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